- Wrinkled old bats
I laughed when I saw an upcoming conference on aging was to be held in Miami- really, can you think of a better place? Anyway, I was following a related link and discovered the story of wrinkled bats- not the leathery-skinned, bingo-playing ones living in ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Aug 21 2009 - 9:36am
- Aging Issue: When Do Misfolded Proteins Start To Misbehave?
Proteins are essential for healthy cells and all biological activities- misfolded and/or damaged proteins are common to human neurodegenerative diseases and age-associated diseases. A big question is, when during a lifespan do proteins start to misbehave? ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 24 2009 - 2:37pm
- For Some Females, Fasting Prolongs Reproductive Life Span
If you studied the basics of human anatomy, you probably know that females are born with their entire lifetime's supply of eggs and once they're gone, they're gone. New findings by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center say ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2009 - 1:51pm
- Facial Recognition Slows With Age
Identifying a face can be difficult when it is shown for only a fraction of a second but young adults have a distinct advantage over elderly people in those conditions, say researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience, who found indicati ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2009 - 5:33pm
- Boon For Boomers- Green Tea And LEDs May Smooth Wrinkles
Scientists in Germany say they may have an alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery; high-intensity light from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a lotion made of green tea extract. Like all miracle products must, they say in Crystal Growth&Design that ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2010 - 6:57pm
- Fitness- Muscle Is Easier To Lose And Harder To Build As You Age, But There's New Hope
Older people have noticed their thinner arms and legs and perhaps you have as well. It's no secret muscle is harder to maintain, much less build, as we age but science was unclear exactly why. A team of researchers the University of Nottingham S ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2009 - 1:09pm
- Vigorous Exercise Associated With Decreased Breast Cancer Risk (But Only In Older Women)
Researchers writing in BMC Cancer say that post-menopausal women who engage in moderate or vigorous exercise have reduced risk of breast cancer. Over 110,000 post menopausal women were asked to rate their level of physical activity at ages 15-18, 19-29, 35 ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 30 2009 - 4:10pm
- Sudoku This, Please! On Aging, Brain Exercise, And The Meaning Of Tuchas
The burgeoning demographics of aging, which is transforming cites and suburbia alike, recently prompted me to attend the UCLA Conference on Technology and Aging, held at the lovely Skirball Center, cultural hub of LA’s older Jewish community. The followin ...
Article - Greg Critser - Nov 9 2009 - 4:53pm
- Education Keeps Your Memory Sharp
Education plays a key role in lifelong memory performance and risk for dementia, and it's well documented that those with a college degree possess a cognitive advantage over their less educated counterparts in middle and old age. But if you didn' ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 11 2010 - 5:35pm
- 'Useless' Information Becomes Useful As We Age
As people age, they gradually lose their ability to filter out irrelevant information. But that may actually give aging adults a memory advantage over their younger counterparts, according to a new study appearing in Psychological Science. The study demons ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 21 2010 - 1:34pm